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Police release images of suspect in Cary home invasion

Posted September 4, 2014

Cary police have released this composite image in connection with a home invasion on Windy Peak Loop on Sept. 1, 2014.

— Cary police have released a composite image and photo in connection with a home invasion that happened Labor Day.

Investigator said Tuesday that they are investigating a home invasion in which a woman reported that she, her son and grandchild were robbed at knifepoint.

Investigators say that, shortly before 2 p.m. Monday, a man knocked on the door of a home on Windy Peak Loop and forced his way inside and then held a woman, her adult son and grandchild at knifepoint while robbing them of cash.

No one was injured, and police said they've received no other reports of similar crimes.

The description of the man was vague. He was described as being 6 feet tall and in his 20s, and he was wearing camouflage pants, a black shirt and a black hat.

Anyone with information that could help police is asked to call the police department at 919-469-4012 or Cary Crime Stoppers at 919-460-4636.

Crime Stoppers pays up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of those responsible for committing certain types of crimes, and all calls are kept confidential at the caller's request.


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  • LastSon1981 Sep 5, 2014

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    I'm abled body and I've had ample training under the right circumstances I could take out someone holding a gun considering the caliber but its not something every abled man could do it will get a lot of able bodied men stabbed. The best thing is to buy a fire arm or stash weapons around your house.

  • Duff Dry Sep 5, 2014

    Mo - an able-bodied man should be able to overpower a knife, assuming it wasn't a samurai sword.
    Read more at http://www.wral.com/police-release-images-of-suspect-in-cary-home-invasion/13950792/#KcVLoAIRTgCsPKcK.99

    Not so fast there... if you try to overpower a knife wielding robber, be prepared to be cut. Unless you have had a lot of training, your odds are not very good.

  • Gary Hutson Sep 5, 2014
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    The composit looks like a white guy. Why didn't they say that in the first reports. It would have automatically eliminated a lot of people as suspects...

  • John Gardner Sep 4, 2014
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    "You've got a picture right there. Looks like a white car."

    Why do we have to guess?

  • JAT Sep 4, 2014

    the solicitors in our n'hood never pay attention to the no solicitation signs and act dumb in you point it out to them saying they aren't trying to sell anything which makes them lying and dumb. And the homeowners won't just all tell them that; they'll stand there and listen to the person which just encourages them.

    We once put a "do not knock or ring bell' when my child was young. so what did the solicitor do? HE OPENED THE DOOR AND CAME INTO OUR HOUSE IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR DINNER!!. Did he really think the do not knock sign meant we wanted him to come into our house uninvited? some people.....

  • Mo Blues Sep 4, 2014

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    I understand the woman answered the door. My comment on never letting kids answer the door was generic. We taught our grandchildren to always wait for an adult. I can't tell you how many times I see kids jump up when they hear the doorbell and go swing the door open. I agree, it's sad we have to think like this.

    I don't know the kind of knife that was used or how the victims were arranged, but if you can't get immediate leverage and you're unarmed, I'd recommend trying to comply hoping he'll leave. Any currency I have on my person in my house isn't worth a Bowie knife to the innards, or an attack on a family member.

    I know no one who wants to take a life. I will always do whatever I possibly can to avoid even reaching for my weapon. That includes backing down, moving away, and other de-escalation techniques.

  • Steve Austin Sep 4, 2014
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    I agree with never opening the door.... I always have friends/neighbors call/text before coming to my door unannounced. If it's unannounced - i'll talk to the person through the door if I don't know them.... It may sound weird, but It is for their safety. I'm always strapped :)

  • Steve Austin Sep 4, 2014
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    @45ACP Description of suspects is very important. Was the original description wrong? Or did he actually change his clothes from shorts to pants? Maybe himself or a friend lives nearby and he changed? Police were out looking for someone with camo shorts, while he had on pants the whole time? (Would only matter in the first few minutes/hours it was reported), but still.... Descriptions are very important.

  • Lamborghini Mercy Sep 4, 2014

    It really sad but true that you shouldn't just open your doors to anyone these days unless you know them or have a weapon on you. We have a strict no soliciting policy and people still attempt to knock from time to time...

  • JAT Sep 4, 2014

    Also, Mo, the woman answered the door, not the kid, but I get your point. I just let people sit out there and ring the bell if I'm not expecting someone.